The technology company ABB has opened a new multi-functional building at its location in Untersiggenthal in the canton of Aargau. It offers space for 500 employees working in the fields of research and development (R&D), sales and service, as well as project management and engineering, further details of which can be found in a press release. The “Emotion” building took two years to build and came at a cost of around 45 million Swiss francs, which represents ABB’s largest investment in Switzerland for more than a decade. The construction project used over 2,200 cubic meters of Zirkulit, a recycled concrete that also has the ability to store CO2.
“This investment will help us reinforce ABB’s presence in Switzerland and invest in high-growth technologies of the future. The new multipurpose building is an important step in positioning us as the employer of choice and attracting the best talent and most experienced workforce in an age marked by skill shortages”, explains Nora Teuwsen, Country Holding Officer at ABB Switzerland, in the press release.
“ABB’s Untersiggenthal location is an impressive success story that clearly illustrates the constructive interaction between politics, business, education and research”, comments Stephan Attiger, Member of the Cantonal Government of Aargau, who heads up the Cantonal Department of Construction, Transport and Environment, in the press release. The location is testament to the high-tech canton of Aargau’s ability “to offer the most fertile ground for innovation and technological progress, and how global success can be a product of local origin”, Attiger concludes.
In Untersiggenthal, ABB develops and manufactures efficient and sustainable technology solutions for customers around the world. These are used for drive technology in the fields of industrial processes, infrastructure and the railways, as well as for application areas in relation to the generation of renewables.